Bursary awarded to Wexford's up-and-coming music acts
Noel Quaid and Carole Hollywood were announced as this year's recipients of the Recording Development Bursaries which are awarded by Orchard Recording Studios.
In partnership with Wexford County Council and the Arts Council, Orchard Recording established the award to promote the understanding of professional recording practices amongst emerging artists.
Enniscorthy-born Noel Quaid, who plays a mix of rock and folk,is 'looking forward to collaborating with other people'. The members of Carole Hollywood, Carole Wood and Dave Nolan, were equally delighted to receive the bursary, saying that it will 'greatly benefit' their jazz band.
According to Paul Dowling from Orchard Recording, the bursaries are a growing success.
'We had larger number of applications this year, which shows us that the Wexford music scene is rich with up-and-coming talent,' he said.
Previous winners include Corner Boy from Killinick.
The Recording Development Bursaries will take place in Orchard Recording Studios in July, when both artists will work on their proposed music projects.